If he lives in your street, you’ve probably passed the time of day with him. Just an ordinary bloke; a family man; a working man. You would never suspect him … Continue reading The Handwritten Journal
Felicity Cinch is a much-desired burlesque artiste and the heroine of this flash fiction piece. The story is included in Firbolg Publishing‘s Gothic Anthology, The Rogues Gallery. Edited by Dr. … Continue reading Felicity Cinch
…writes fiction that is grounded in the contemporary and explores what it means to be us. An avid critiquer, he has an almost queer passion for editing. He lives with his poet partner in the south west of England, and is a member of the Horror Writers Association, the North Bristol Writers, and the Nameless Writing Group.
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Luckily, there are thoughts inside my head. Those that have been in there a while have put their feet up, and are either stroking their pipes or stoking the cats curled on their laps (or should that be…). The recent thoughts have no such intentions. I have plots whirling; twists of plots twirling; six characters swirling, one of which is dancing with swords, (oh, that will not end happily); beginnings bullying; conclusions in denial; chapters clamouring; scenes holding their breath to get all the attention. I have to release these thoughts; these children; these ingredients into the pot.
So I have dragged out the Cauldron of Doom (otherwise known as a Word doc named Notes), given it a clean with a moist cloth and lit a fire. When the pot is hot enough, I shall add my thoughts, season the broth with terror and dread, then simmer for twenty days, stirring occasionally.
While we wait, find out more about the Gundestrup Cauldron, by clicking on the next word recipe